Biting into an organic burger allows one to enjoy the untarnished qualities of an American classic, much like watching It's a Wonderful Life without the CGI Martians. Rediscover the burger in its unadulterated glory with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of organic burgers and more at BareBurger in Greenwich Village.
BareBurger cooks up a meaty menu of organic burgers crafted using USDA certified organic, free-range, grass-fed meats, and complemented with organic produce sourced locally. Personalize a patty with a choice of everything from classic beef ($8.45 for a classic), portobello, and Cajun-spiced chicken, to ostrich (add $2.65), elk (add $1.20), bison (add $1.45), and lamb (add $1). Next, sandwich your sandwich between the pillowy halves of a brioche bun, multigrain roll, wheat flour wrap, or lettuce wrap, and adorn it with an exhaustive list of extras such as fried egg (add $1), applewood bacon (add $1.50), avocado (add $2), or a self-portrait in mustard (free). For fans who prefer off-the-grill meals over burger couture, BareBurger also offers a lineup of tried and true burger ensembles such as the swiss turkey bacon burger, topped with baby swiss, fried onions, turkey bacon, mushrooms, and ranch ($10.95), or the maui wowie dressed with smoked mozzarella, grilled pineapple, canadian bacon, and other goodies indigenous of our island neighbors to the North ($11.35). Sidekick any meal with savory gourmet battered onion rings, served with a medley of spicy sweet and spicy sauces ($6.95), or clean the palate with a frothy, organic milkshake ($4.95–$6.95) or sudsy microbrew from Bear Republic, Butternuts, or Wolaver's.
Nearly everything BareBurger uses, including its tabletops, takeout containers, and quarter slot time machines, are constructed from salvaged, recycled, or sustainably sourced materials. As part of their ongoing commitment to human health, the restaurant only uses ingredients that are free of antibiotics, pesticides, radiation, or bovine growth hormones, providing quality meals, while squashing a poor burger's hopes of ever making it to the major leagues.
- The ostrich burger itself, though, was pretty tasty (cooked to medium-well, though we asked for medium), and actually rather similar to beef, but lighter, and with a hint of gaminess. The patty was the ideal size and had a touch of char. – Lauren Shockey, Village Voice
- I definitely enjoyed chomping down on my lamb and avocado burger. Very tasty and juicy. I liked how they had so many meat options. Elk? Ostrich, bison!? – Shirley L., Yelp, 03/07/11
Patties of grass-fed beef, wild boar, and free-range chicken fill brioche buns at Bareburger, which eschews the added hormones commonly found in burger meat for locally sourced, all-natural ingredients. Fries cooked in 100% peanut oil complement bites of the Jalapeño Express burger's pepper jack cheese and chipotle ketchup or the Mediterranean's cool spread of cucumber-mint yogurt. Though Bareburger sources its meat and produce from sustainable farmers, its food isn’t the only reflection of its eco-conscious values: Trees felled in storms end up as hardwood tables in the dining room, whose tin-siding ceilings have been reclaimed from barns deconstructed during philosophers' countryside lectures.
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